Experiences of a 15-Year-Old Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I am a 15-year-old practitioner who has been practicing Falun Dafa for the past two years. I would like to share some of my experiences in cultivation.
Witnessing My Grandma’s Recovery
My grandmother is also a Falun Dafa practitioner. One day, two years ago, she fell from the window ledge while cleaning the glass windows. She was sent to the hospital and we were told she had bone fractures. She treated herself as a practitioner and returned home without any medical treatment.
Through doing the exercises and reading the Fa everyday, she recovered. Unlike other people, my grandmother did not suffer from a lot of pain either. I personally witnessed how miraculous Dafa is and decided to be a practitioner.
Being Diligent in Cultivating
Soon after I took up the practice, a new Lunyu was published. Grandma encouraged me to memorize this new publication by Master Li (the founder the Falun Dafa). It took me two nights to remember the teachings by heart. I am now memorizing Zhuan Falun whenever I have time. A fellow practitioner said to me, “If you can memorize the entire book, it will be very admirable.” I want to be a person who is able to do that.
My grandmother holds a Falun Dafa study group at her place. Many people come together to read at night and I join them. I was quite diligent when I stayed with grandma. I looked within whenever I ran into problems and was strict with myself in following the principles of Dafa.
Improving My Mind and Heart Nature
Once someone hit me quite hard while I was at school. I did not retaliate. My classmates were surprised. In the past I would have reacted angrily if someone hit me, but now I am a practitioner. Master taught us not to fight back when beaten or sworn at. I smiled at my classmates and told them that I'm a changed person.
On another occasion, a close friend lost her temper with me all of a sudden. I was puzzled as I did not do anything to upset her. I responded by giving her the cold shoulder. At home while reading Zhuan Falun, I came across this paragraph:
“If the person did not create this situation for you, how could you upgrade your xinxing? If both you and I are nice to each other and sit there in harmony, how can it be possible to increase gong? It is precisely because that person has created this conflict for you that there is this opportunity to improve xinxing, and you can make use of it to upgrade your own xinxing. Isn’t your xinxing raised this way?”
I realized that my response to my friend was wrong, and that I had human attachments such as jealousy, competitiveness, showing off and resentment. I made up my mind to get rid of them. I am a Dafa practitioner and must act by making up with my friend tomorrow.
The next morning, just as I was going to look for her, she came rushing to me smiling. She apologized for losing her temper and asked me to forgive her. I thought to myself, “I should thank you for giving me an opportunity to improve my xinxing.”
Master Helped Me in My Dreams
Upon returning to my parent's home, I lost the cultivation group environment. I slacked off, watching TV programs and played computer games. However, Master did not give up on me. Time and again, I saw Master in my dreams. I knew Master was encouraging me to be diligent.
In one dream, I saw Master watching me while I did the exercises. My posture was wrong and Master lifted my arms up slightly. I heard the sound of my bones cracking. I felt very light and relaxed. Words cannot describe how wonderful it felt!
During another dream someone called me into a room, but it was locked and I could not go in. After I made several attempts to go in, the person finally opened the door using a fine toothpick. Upon entering, I saw Master and practitioners sitting inside. There was a spot next to Master. He looked at me and made a gesture for me to sit in the empty spot. I woke up from the dream and I was very grateful to Master for his compassion.
I was not able to go into the room initially, but Master opened the door and offered me salvation just like so many other practitioners. He does not want to give up on anyone, but if you cannot let go of human attachments, how can he bring you home? I was in tears when I thought of this.
I had another dream where I was chased by a group of people. I climbed over a wall and saw a black car driving towards me. The car stopped and I was captured. I was very scared and shouted for Master to help me. Just then a gust of wind blew me away from the car and I was saved.
I knew Master was constantly watching over his practitioner. He has given us too many things and the best way to repay him would be to do as he told us to.
Although I am a young practitioner, I feel that I should not miss the opportunity to talk to people about Dafa. Once a practitioner asked me if I wanted to come along with them to give out informational flyers. I said yes, but it was raining. I prayed for the rain to stop and in the end, it did not rain that night. We gave out all our flyers and helped people understand the facts about Falun Dafa.